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Composition Competition

Calling all student composers 18 and under! WAU invites you to apply for our summer composition competition. The winner will have their work performed by the summer festival orchestra on July 23, 2023.

All works must be arranged for string orchestra (violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, bass) and under 8 minutes in length. Submission deadline is April 15, 2023. Winner will be announced by May 15, 2023.

Applicant Information

Music Information

Please upload a PDF score of your submission. We also require an audio recording with either midi or live instruments. You may choose to upload an MP3 or share a link to the recording.

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Financial Information

Submission Fee


Thank you for entering the WAU Summer Music Festival Composition Competition! We will announce the winner by May 15. Please Note: Your submission is not complete until we receive the entrance fee.

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